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Schwarz Pharma Pays $22 Million to Settle False Claims Allegations Concerning Reimbursement for Unapproved Drugs
Date:4/29/2010

>Jose Angel Moreno, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Texas.

This case was investigated by the Justice Department's Civil Division, the U.S. Attorneys' Offices for the District of Massachusetts and the Southern District of Texas, and the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services.

This settlement is part of the government's emphasis on combating health care fraud. One of the most powerful tools in that effort is the False Claims Act, which the Justice Department has used to recover approximately $2.38 billion since January 2009 in cases involving fraud against federal health care programs. The Justice Department's total recoveries in False Claims Act cases since January 2009 have topped $3 billion.


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